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  • Welcome to the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce

  • What is the Chamber of Commerce?

    The Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens working together to improve the economic and civil well being of the area. Businesses, individuals, and organizations are structured so even the smallest business can be a member.

     

    What does the Chamber of Commerce Do?

    The Chamber is a service and action organization for business. It provides a venue for members to take effective action for the progress of their region. The Chamber is a partner of every business and professional person in the area along with collaborative with NIDA, Freeport Downtown Development Foundation, Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Highland Community College business Institute, Freeport Park District, Stephenson County Farm Bureau and others to make the Freeport area more prosperous.

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    Consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce they are 49% more likely to think favorable of it.

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    80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company that belongs to the chamber of commerce.

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    59% of consumers think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. 

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  • Why Join a Chamber of Commerce?

    • Visibility
      • Stand out and get noticed in your community. 
    • Creditability
      • Raise you reputation through membership. 
        • It is a fact that Chamber Members prefer to do business with other Chamber Members
    • Advertising Opportunities
      • Bi-Annual Community Book
      • Preferred Chamber Membership Program
      • Chamber Eblast Program
      • Chamber Website
      • Website Calendar
      • "Member to Member" and "Hot Deals"
        • Increase your purchasing power through member only discounts and perks* (subject to change). 
      • Sponsorship Opportunities available during the year
      • Community Events e-mail
      • Ribbon Cuttings
      • Mailing Labels
    • Business Advocacy Committee
      • Gain a say in what happens in government through the Chamber Business Advocacy efforts.
      • Assist the Chamber in being a more strategic advocate for its members in order to strengthen the economic vitality of area businesses and to enhance the quality of life in the community.
      • Reviewing key business issues, evaluating their merits, determining the potential impact to chamber members and the community.
    • Networking
      • It's not just who you know, it's who others know. Networking is powerful
        • Rise 'n Shine Breakfast
        • Business after Hours
        • Annual Dinner
        • Annual Golf Outing
        • Speed Networking Events
    • Educational
      • ‚ÄčGet a competitive edge over non-members with exclusive training opportunites on a variety of hot topics
      • Maximize your Membership Workshop
      • State of the County, City, and Township Luncheon
      • Legislative Luncheon
      • State of the Schools Luncheon
    • Young Professionals Network
      • Providing networking opportunities for professionals ages 40 and under
      • YPN works to develop strong ties in the Freeport community
      • Networking & Social events